Keystone Classic to be held at Big Butler Fairgrounds

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PROSPECT, Pa. — The Northwest Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association will again sponsor the annual Keystone Junior Beef Classic May 28 and 29 at the Butler Fairgrounds.

Details

Last year, more than 100 young people under 21 exhibited their beef cattle. Exhibitors came from Maryland, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania to compete for prizes.

Breeds included Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Shorthorn, Simmental and cross-bred. Overall, 76 breeding stock and 93 steers were shown.

The PA Junior Shorthorn Association will hold a preview show May 28, following the classic showmanship contests. Sunday, the day will begin with the classic breed show. Following a devotional service led by Cowboys for Christ, the market beef show will fill the afternoon.

Check-in time will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 to 8 a.m. Sunday. Late entries will be $50 per head.

History

The Keystone Classic has been held for 14 years at the fairgrounds. Before moving to Butler, the show was held for many years at the Crawford County Fairgrounds.

Sponsors and advertisers for the show also come from the tri-state region. Exhibitors and visitors are welcome to attend the 2011 Keystone Classic.

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